Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the buildings around us were scorched by the fire’
burn, sear, singe, char, blacken, discolour
2‘grass scorched by the sun’
dry up, desiccate, parch, wither, shrivel
burn, bake, roast
3‘to get to New York you have to scorch along sixteen-lane highways’
speed, zoom, whizz, blast
zap, zip, burn, burn rubber, belt, vroom
British bomb, bucket, put one's foot down, blind
North American barrel, lay rubber
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.